- Museum number
Mould-made pottery lamp with a pointed-oval body, a flat top and a plain discus surrounded by a moulded rim, interrupted at the front by three parallel grooves; the central one has a pierced air-hole. Between the discus and the wick-hole is a crescent-shaped pattern in relief. Across the flat undefined base is the impressed name C.OPPI.RES. Covered with a finger-marked orange-red and brown slip.
- Production date
Length: 8.30 centimetres
Width: 5.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Sir Hans Sloane’s ‘Miscellanea’ catalogue is a bound volume in Central Archives containing seven separate catalogues: ‘Miscellanies’, ‘Antiquities’, ‘Seals’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Mathematical Instruments’, ‘Agate Handles’ and ‘Agate Cups, Bottles, Spoons’. Each contains numbered entries that list and describe objects collected by Sloane between the 1680s and 1750s. Each catalogue begins with object number one.
Text from Sloane Miscellanea catalogue: Miscellanea Antiquities 595 "595. A ____ wt. Copp ----cutt in on its bottom. Id."; ____ and id referring to Miscellanea Antiquities 594 "594. A red earthen ware ancient sepulchrall Roman lamp wt. a victory & a targett. from Cardinall Gualtieris collection."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SLAntiq.595
Sloane Miscellanea Catalogue number: 595 (Antiquities)